Posts tagged "urban outfitters"

Your Granny’s Spaniels Plates

For all the weird things about your grandmother’s house—the rampant use of doilies, the weird macaroni-like smell, the plastic-encased couch—there was a certain charm to it all. Channel that now with these kitschy “granny’s spaniels” ceramic plates from Urban Outfitters, which are just corny enough to be hip. With a hand-painted aesthetic, there’s no way…

Leonora Epstein / March 11, 2010

It’s Nice When A Collaboration Doesn’t Suck

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free of lame collaboration overload. Kristin Reiter and Valerie Killeen, aka Bleachblack, have joined forces with Urban Outfitters once again to bring us some super cool, highly covetable new rings that we could actually envision perched on our fingers. “The branch ring i…

Erin Flaherty / March 10, 2010

Wedding Bells Are Ringing At Urban Outfitters

Most brides-to-be wouldn’t think to add Urban Outfitters to their shopping list while prepping for their upcoming nuptials, but the brand wants that to change. As part of their new business initiative, Urban Outfitters is launching a brand-new wedding division, beginning with perfect white gowns. Dresses designed by the Anthropologie team will appear in stores,…

Bianca Posterli / March 5, 2010

Behind The Scenes: How Urban Mass Produces Vintage

While Urban is big on bringing the completely new with its collab-happy creations, the company also does its fair share of recycling the old. If you’ve ever walked into your local Urban Outfitters and seen what almost look like some thrift shop fashions, you may have wondered where they come from. With its “Urban Renewal”…

Leonora Epstein / March 2, 2010

Win This! V-Day Gifts From Urban Outfitters

Happy almost-Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re single or taken, The Frisky wants to be your Valentine. Look for a contest each day leading up to Feb. 14. Prizes will include makeup, books, lingerie, jewelry, and more, but each one only lasts a day—enter now!

Urban Outfitters has curated all kinds of groovy items for their…

The Frisky / February 7, 2010

Quotable: Urban Outfitters Says “Obama/Black” Was The Result Of Computer Error, Not Company Racism

“Many customers have brought to our attention one of the color names listed for our BDG Burnout Henley, and rightfully so. We screwed up, and are sincerely sorry. The burnout pattern on this shirt is comprised of two colors – one is an internally developed color we called ‘Obama Blue’ and the other is ‘Black.’…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2010

Get A Jump On Spring Jumpers

We have a hunch that jumpers are going to make another appearance this spring. Our guess: they’ll go less girly and get more edgy. As a preview of what’s to come, we’re looking at this strapless Silence & Noise number, which is slightly sporty thanks to its gray color, but also displays a certain quirkine…

Leonora Epstein / February 3, 2010

Urban Outfitters Has Its Own Version Of Trashgate

Just a week ago, the world learned that in addition to Walmart, H&M stores (in NYC at least) destroy unsold clothes instead of donating the perfectly good, unused items to charity and those in need. Disgusting? Yes. H&M released a statement claiming this would never happen again, but not only have they recently repeated the

Bianca Posterli / January 13, 2010

Check This Out: Lizzie Fortunato For Urban Outfitters

A sweet story can make already-cute jewelry just that much more special. Behold Urban Outfitters’ latest accessories collab with sister-design team Lizzie Forunato. The line, called Hope Marian, is named after the girls’ grandmothers. The result lends a metaphoric quality to messily interlaced bracelets that combine bright cloth strands with vintage-inspired clasps, or gunmetal chai…

Leonora Epstein / January 6, 2010

New Year’s Fun: Confettisystem’s Pinatas And Urban Outfitters Collab

They say New Year’s Eve is always a letdown, so why not let your guests take out their frustration at the party? Check out Confettisystem’s sparkly pinatas, which double as decorations and party activities. The only thing is that these designer pinatas are pricey ($135 each), so if you’re up for the splurge, why not…

Leonora Epstein / December 18, 2009

Cheapskate: Urban Outfitters

There are three things we love about Urban Outfitters: it usually has several iterations of trend pieces per season, the designer collaborations are pretty awesome, and almost everything goes on sale, unless it sells out. Here are some of our Cheapskate finds, after the jump.

Annika Harris / December 3, 2009

Urban Outfitters’ Ornament Flask: A Gift That Spreads Holiday Cheer

There are two types of holiday partiers: those who drink to enhance the merry quality of the season and those who drink to escape the torture of it. If you fall into the latter category you know it can be quite unseemly, so here’s this Christmas tree ornament that’s also a flask from Urban Outfitters.

Leonora Epstein / November 11, 2009

Review: Sea Of Shoes For Urban Outfitters Holiday Collection

The second round of Jane Aldridge (the teenage Texan behind the blog Sea of Shoes) for Urban Outfitters footwear is out and we’re still, sadly, underwhelmed. The holiday collection is a step up from her last collaboration effort which, if you recall, was painfully unoriginal. This time around, at least, we’d actually be vaguely interested…

Lily Q / October 22, 2009

Success! Hipsters Save Polaroid!

It’s been weighing heavily on many a hipster’s soul that one of their favored methods of capturing narcissism—the Polaroid camera—would come to a bitter end when Kodak announced that they would be stopping production of the product. Peeps were so upset that Urban Outfitters even launched a campaign with The Impossible Project, a group lobbying…

Leonora Epstein / October 14, 2009

Today’s Lady News: Behold “Crazy Cat Lady,” The Board Game

Let me guess—all the crazy cat lady game pieces in the oh-so-ironic “Crazy Cat Lady Game” are single? [Urban Outfitters]
A former patient of Dr. Phil McGraw, Oprah’s self-help guru, has accused him of sexual assault. Shirley Dieu filed a lawsuit on Wednesday claiming Dr. Phil trapped her in his production office and groped her…

Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2009

Quick Pic: Missed A Spot

Shaving disaster much? Introducing mohawks for your legs. [$88, Urban Outfitters]…

Leonora Epstein / August 20, 2009

Can The Hipsters Save Polaroid?

When earlier this year Polaroid announced that it would stop producing its instant photo film and cameras, Girl Talk concerts came to a screeching halt and American Apparel model wannabes actually registered something else on their faces besides indifference. What would the world do without the artsy party snaps? “Culture, man, is going down the…

Leonora Epstein / August 18, 2009

Urban Outfitters Lets You Build Your Own Bike

Just when we thought Urban Outfitters had completed their retail domination scheme upon entering into housewares and hobby supplies, they proved us wrong by opening an online bike shop. And, oh, what an unusual bike shop it is!

They only offer one frame shape (a standard sort of deal that isn’t too friendly to…

Lily Q / July 28, 2009

Cheapskate: 10 Under $10 At Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters is having a mega sale online right now and there’s tons of cool and cute stuff under $10. We know the economy is in the crapper right now, but occasionally a gal deserves a treat. For the more OCD among us, get crackin’ on your Christmas shopping a lil’ early. I’m sure tie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2009

Sea Of Shoes Drowning In Unoriginality

We were excited (and a bit jealous) about 17-year-old fashion blogger Jane Aldridge’s Urban Outfitters shoe collaboration. Now the pictures are out and we’re just bored. So bored.

Lily Q / June 24, 2009